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Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt

Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt

Pro-Vice Chancellor at Coventry University & Nursing Now Challenge Programme Director

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Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt

Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt

Pro-Vice Chancellor at Coventry University & Nursing Now Challenge Programme Director

Lisa has worked in healthcare in both the private and public spheres and in higher education for over 20 years. She has been a national director at Health Education England since 2012, leading a transformation in nurse education across the country and introducing the first new nurse role for a generation.

Lisa is currently an Advisor at a WHO Collaborating Centre. Her international experience includes work in West Bengal developing a global learner programme and a strategic leadership programme at Yale.

Shirley Baines

Shirley Baines

Chief Executive of the Burdett Trust for Nursing

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Shirley Baines

Shirley Baines

Chief Executive of the Burdett Trust for Nursing

Shirley has over thirty years’ experience in corporate, private and charitable trust work. She began her career at Touche Ross and PwC and subsequently moved to Pemberton Greenish to manage the finances of the John Lyon’s Charity, with responsibility for its assets of over £110m. Over the years, Shirley has managed the finances of discretionary, charitable and life interest trusts.

She began working for the Burdett Trust in 2003, becoming its Chief Executive in 2008. During this time, she has been responsible for developing its strategic policies, managing its financial systems, procedures and budgetary control, grant-giving, accounting and risk mapping. Shirley has also served as a Trustee of Grantscape and the Treasure Charitable Trust, both UK grant-making charitable Trusts. She has a BA in Politics and Society from Birkbeck College, London University.

Professor Aisha Holloway

Professor Aisha Holloway

Head of Nursing Studies, Professor of Nursing Studies, University of Edinburgh

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Professor Aisha Holloway

Professor Aisha Holloway

Head of Nursing Studies, Professor of Nursing Studies, University of Edinburgh

Aisha is Professor of Nursing Studies and Head of Nursing Studies at the University of Edinburgh. A Registered Adult Nurse, she has a clinical background in General and Acute Medicine as well as Intensive Care.

Aisha’s personal and professional journey has, at its core, a commitment to develop political nurse leadership to shape and inform the contribution of the nursing profession and elevate its global influence.

Dr Adelaida Zabalegui

Dr Adelaida Zabalegui

Vice Director, Nursing Research & Teaching, Hospital Clinic Barcelona

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Dr Adelaida Zabalegui

Dr Adelaida Zabalegui

Vice Director, Nursing Research & Teaching, Hospital Clinic Barcelona

Adelaida Zabalegui is a Nurse since 1982 (Spain), Master and Ph.D. in Nursing from New York University (1997) as a
Fellow of the Spanish Ministry of Health.

Assistant Director of Nursing at New York City Bellevue Hospital. Director of Nursing and ViceDean of Medical and Health Science School (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya). Chief Nurse Officer and currently Vice Director of Nursing at Hospital Clínic of Barcelona and Associate Professor at Barcelona University.

Full Professor and Advanced Researcher in elderly care, 300 publications, director of 21 doctoral dissertation thesis,
Senior mentor of doctoral students at European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS) summer schools and Editor of the Spanish version of the journal “Nursing”.

Board Member of EANS, Catalan Association of Nursing Directions and Nursing Now campaign (European representative).

Dame Christine Beasley

Dame Christine Beasley

Former Chief Nursing Officer for England

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Dame Christine Beasley

Dame Christine Beasley

Former Chief Nursing Officer for England

Dame Christine Beasley served the UK National Health Service in a number of roles during a 50-year career. She started as a student nurse at the Royal London Hospital and held a number of hospital and regional roles in nursing, operations and organisational development.

In 2003, she was appointed Partnership Development Director in the national Modernisation Agency. A year later, she took up her final role as Chief Nursing Officer for England, a post she held until 2012.

In parallel with her executive career, Dame Christine has been a member of various nursing and health related committees. She has been appointed to a number of non-executive positions in the health, charitable and higher education sector. She was Vice Chairman of the NHS Trust Development Agency from 2012 until 2016 and is currently Chairman of HEE London and South East Education Board.

She is Chairman of the Florence Nightingale Museum Trust and a Trustee of the Burdett Trust for Nursing.

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Professor Maureen Bisognano

President Emerita and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement

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Professor Maureen Bisognano

President Emerita and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Professor Bisognano is President Emerita and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).

She previously served as the President of IHI for five years, as well as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for 15 years. She is a prominent authority on improving health care systems and her expertise has been recognized by her elected membership to the USA National Academy of Medicine, among other distinctions.

Ms. Bisognano advises health care leaders around the world, is a frequent speaker at major health care conferences on quality improvement, and is a tireless advocate for change. She is also an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a Research Associate in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities, and serves on the boards of the Commonwealth Fund, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Indiana University Health System and Catalysis.

Ms. Bisognano chairs the advisory board for the Well Being Trust.

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Professor Rowaida Al-Maaitah

Former Senator and Minister of Higher Education, Jordan

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Professor Rowaida Al-Maaitah

Former Senator and Minister of Higher Education, Jordan

Professor Al-Maaitah has held numerous key positions including Senator in the Upper House of the Jordanian Parliament, Minister for Government Performance, Minister of Social Development and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. She is a member of the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation, and the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to the Regional Director of the Eastern Mediterranean Office of the World Health Organization.

An expert in public health systems, Professor Rowaida Al-Maaitah was presented with the Abdul Hameed Shoman Medical Sciences Award for Young Arab Scientists, and in 2000 she was selected as an Outstanding Jordanian Woman Professor.

She also served as a member of the Senate of the Euro-Mediterranean University, the Innovation and Competitiveness National Council, the Advisory Higher Committee for Women Empowerment in Malaysia, the Jordan First Initiative, and the Higher Council for Education and Vocational Training.

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Professor Srinath Reddy

President, Public Health Foundation for India

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Professor Srinath Reddy

President, Public Health Foundation for India

Professor Reddy is currently President of the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), which is engaged in capacity building in Public Health in India through education, training, research, policy development, health communication and advocacy.

Professor Reddy was formerly headed the Department of Cardiology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He was appointed as the First Bernard Lown Visiting Professor of Cardiovascular Health at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2009. He is also an Adjunct Professor of the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University and Honorary Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney.

Widely regarded as a leader of preventive cardiology at national and international levels, Prof. Reddy has been a researcher, teacher, policy enabler, advocate and activist who has worked to promote cardiovascular health, tobacco control, appropriate nutrition across the life course, chronic disease prevention and healthy living across the lifespan.

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Professor Elizabeth Adams

President, European Federation of Nurses Associations

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Professor Elizabeth Adams

President, European Federation of Nurses Associations

Professor Elizabeth Adams is currently Director of Professional Development with the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation in Ireland. She is also the elected President of the European Federation of Nurses Associations, which represents 3 million nurses across Europe.

Elizabeth is an Adjunct Professor with Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia and University College Dublin. In the past, she was contracted by WHO Europe to undertake advisory and technical work on the European Strategic Directions for Nursing and Midwifery towards Health 2020. Prior to this, she served as Director of Nursing and Midwifery for the Health Service Executive in Ireland.

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Professor Francis Omaswa

Executive Director, African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation

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Professor Francis Omaswa

Executive Director, African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation

Dr Omaswa was Special Adviser to the WHO Director General and founding Executive Director of the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) until 2008.

Before joining GHWA, he was the Director General for Health Services in the Ministry of Health in Uganda during which time he was responsible for coordinating and implementing major reforms in the Ugandan health sector.

He was Founding Chair, and later served as Vice-Chairman, of the Global Stop TB Partnership; was one of the architects of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, TB and Malaria and served as Chair of the Portfolio and Procurement Committee of the Global Fund Board. He was also a member of the steering committee of the High Level Forum on the Health MDGs and participated in the drafting of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.

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Dr Shin Kyung-Rim

President, Korean Nurses Association

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Dr Shin Kyung-Rim

President, Korean Nurses Association

Dr. Shin Kyung-Rim was a former member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, and the former Dean of Ehwa Women’s University College of Health Sciences.

As a member of the National Assembly, she contributed to the Medical Service Act in 2015, which helped to establish the scope of practice for nurses in Korea.

In the same year, she held the position of chair of the ICN Conference and CNR 2015 Organising Committee and successfully convened the Conference.

She holds a doctorate of Education from the Teachers College of Columbia University, is Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and is the President of the Korean Nurses’ Association.

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Professor Jill White

Former Dean of Sydney Nursing School

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Professor Jill White

Former Dean of Sydney Nursing School

Professor White’s distinguished career has seen her at the frontiers of major change in nursing education, policy and regulation, with her work having had a significant impact at state, national and international levels. In 2011, she was awarded Member of the Order of Australia Medal (AM) in the Australia Day Honours list for services to nursing and midwifery.

Professor White helped develop one of the first university nursing programs in Australia and chaired Australia’s largest health professional regulatory body. She was the inaugural Chair of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council, which helps to protect the health and safety of the Australian community by establishing high-quality standards of nursing and midwifery education, training and assessment.

Professor White officially retired in March 2018 from the University of Sydney where she had been Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery. She has been awarded the prestigious life-time title Professor Emerita in recognition of her contributions.

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Claudia Regina Laselva

Director of patients and healthcare support, Albert Einstein Hospital, Brazil

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Claudia Regina Laselva

Director of patients and healthcare support, Albert Einstein Hospital, Brazil

Claudia Regina Laselva is a Brazilian nurse with 30 years of experience and a strong background in implementing quality certifications and accreditations in hospitals.

In Brazil, she was a pioneer in running Patient Flow Management projects, focused on improving hospital efficiency, optimising processes and reducing wastefulness in care. Through her work she demonstrates the importance of nursing to these issues and contributes to the sustainability of health systems.

Additionally, Claudia has become a leader on strategies to improve safety and the patient experience in Brazil and Latin America. She was President of SOBRAGEN – the Brazilian Society of Management in Nursing – for two consecutive terms.

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Charlotte Jakab-Hall

SafeCare Specialist Nurse and Chief Nurse Fellow alumni at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, England, UK

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Charlotte Jakab-Hall

SafeCare Specialist Nurse and Chief Nurse Fellow alumni at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, England, UK

Charlotte Jakab-Hall is a SafeCare Specialist Nurse and Chief Nurse Fellow alumni at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, England, UK. In 2018 she qualified from the University of the West of England with a 1st class honours in Nursing (Adult) general field of practice and was awarded the ‘Adult Nursing Faculty Prize for Professional and Academic Resilience’. Charlotte is an active representative for the Royal College of Nursing, she served as the student member of council and as chair of the students committee (2017-2018) and has continued her passion for activism through her elected post as a South-West board member. Following her preceptorship program in 2018, Charlotte co-founded a support network for early-career nurses called GloSTaRs: Gloucestershire Hospitals Staff Transition & Retention Support Network, this was later developed into a silver level quality improvement program and has now expanded to other allied health professions within the organisation. In 2019 Charlotte founded the @BloggerNurse online network, which aims to bring together nurses internationally through the power of blogging. She recently celebrated the completion of a yearlong blogging challenge hosted by the network called #NurseBloggers2020 in support of the #YearoftheNurseandMidwife Nursing Now campaign. In 2020 she was selected to take part in the Sigma Nursing Now Nightingale Challenge leadership program for young international nurse leaders. Charlotte is also the vice-chair of her organisations shared decision-making council on their pathway to excellence in Nursing and Midwifery.

Twitter and Instagram @CharlotteNHSRN

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Munashe Nyika

Young nurse, human rights activist and global health advocate

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Munashe Nyika

Young nurse, human rights activist and global health advocate

Munashe Nyika is a young nurse, human rights activist and global health advocate, born in the
Mashonaland province of Harare, Zimbabwe. He has spearheaded the coordination of local
community outreaches in rural and urban communities across Zimbabwe.
Through college, with support from faculty he led a coalition of health students in a community
outreach campaign entitled Changing Health Lifestyles, serving as President of the Nursing Students
Association, the college Rotaract club and on the committee of the Christian Medical Fellowship
Zimbabwe.
Munashe gained skills in global health advocacy, constructive dialogue and community building in a
course in Social Medicine held in Uganda by SocMed Global and the University of Minnesota. Later
that year, Munashe spearheaded the formation of the Federation of African Nursing Students
Organisation – a body that seeks to represent the voice and vote of students and novice nurses in
Africa. He subsequently was appointed as the first presiding Chairman of the group.